Abrar Hussain of DOT
Bangladesh earned US$ 41 billion from exports during the 2017-18 fiscal year, said Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed.
“We have exported 744 products in 202 countries during the last corresponding year, while only 25 products were exported in 68 countries in 19972-73 fiscal,” he said at Parliament yesterday.
He attributed the achievement to the government’s export friendly and time befitting export policy in 2009-12, 2012-2015 and 2015-2018, ensuring Bangladesh’s position in competitive global trade along with speeding up export trade.
The minister said Bangladesh participated 35 international trade fairs in 2016-17 financial year.
“Arrangements have been taken to participate 29 trade fairs during the 2018-19.”